06 wndi animal rights nick 33 - Whitman College Tournament...

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Whitman College 1 Tournament 2009 File Title Topic Overview ................................................................................................................................... 2 Topic Summary .................................................................................................................................. 2 Affirmative Case ................................................................................................................................. 3 Affirmative Extensions ...................................................................................................................... 6 Negative Case .................................................................................................................................... 15 Negative Extensions ......................................................................................................................... 18 Humans are Different – Conceptual Thought 1/2 ....................................................................... 26 Humans are Different – Conceptual Thought 2/2 ....................................................................... 27 Humans are Different – Moral Agency/Free Choice 1/2 ............................................................ 28 Humans are Different – Moral Agency/Free Choice 2/2 ............................................................ 29 Humans are Different – AT: “Arbitrary Division” .................................................................... 30 Humans are Different – AT: “animals suffer” ............................................................................ 31 Humans are Different – AT: ”We love animals!” ....................................................................... 32 Humans are Different – AT: “Rationality in Degrees” .............................................................. 33
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Whitman College 2 Tournament 2009 File Title Topic Overview RESOLVED: JUSTICE REQUIRES THE RECOGNITION OF ANIMAL RIGHTS. Topic Summary The debate over whether justice requires the recognition of animal rights can be viewed through three different philosophical lenses. The outcome of the debate is likely to be determined by which lens is used, so it’s important to understand each of them. The first lens is utilitarianism, the philosophical theory which states than the ethical action is the action that best satisfies the interests of the greatest number of people. This is a consequentialist philosophy, which means that the intent behind an action is not considered in evaluating its morality. One of the more difficult questions in utilitarian philosophy is whose interests should count. For utilitarians like Peter Singer and, to a lesser extent, Jeremy Bentham and J.S. Mill, the answer is any being with the ability to feel pain. For this reason, utilitarians were among the first animal rights activists. Today, utilitarian philosophy supports much of the animal rights movement. However, it has
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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